Concerns raised about conditions at young offenders institution in Kent

INSPECTORS have raised concerns about the conditions at Cookham Wood Young Offender Institution (YOI) in Kent, which holds up to 188 boys aged between 15 and 18.

Cookham Wood was branded “not sufficiently good” in all areas of an inspection in September after a deterioration in quality of care since 2018.

In a report published today, Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke urges managers to prioritise “conflict resolution work” to reduce violence.

He said: “The...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-02-18 02:53
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